Issues and Challenges

Photo : © Pierre-Yves Lacroix

A Magnificent Mountain
in an Urban Landscape

More than just a hill, Mount Royal is a distinct symbol of Montréal's identity that has shaped the development of the city on and around it over time. Through its natural, landscape and cultural richness, Mount Royal is fundamental to the quality of life of Montrealers. Our role in the community is one of representation and education based on an in-depth understanding of the mountain and issues it faces.
The presence of a mountain in the midst of a thriving city presents complex challenges. How does one ensure the coherent management and enlightened development of a large territory made up of natural and built elements (both public and private) that must meet various demands and expectations? How to combine the protection of its natural environments with its cultural and landscape heritage given urban development and the intensive use of public spaces such as Mount Royal Park is yet another issue.
Les amis de la montagne is guided by our desire to unite public authorities, institutional owners, the business community and citizens around a common vision for the mountain and to make informed decisions in support of its sustainability. We seek to strengthen the culture of respect and responsible development for this exceptional place.

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